Married men who have sex with men: the bridge to HIV prevention in Mumbai, India.

Published: November 1, 2010


The present study compared the sexual behaviours of married and unmarried men, in Mumbai, India, who have sex with men.

We conducted a cross-sectional analysis (comparing socio-demographic, behavioural and clinical data) of 88 married and 423 unmarried MSM.

Even though MSM are single at younger ages, they are more likely to be married later in life and carry their risky sexual behaviours to this changed social milieu.

Married MSM had high-risk behaviours with both men and women; they form an important intervention group for HIV prevention. The interventions will not only reduce the transmission in the male-to-male sexual group, but will also have an effect on the male-to-female transmission of HIV.

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